Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James L. Davis, Jr.

Butler University Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer James L. Davis, Jr.

Please know that your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers at this terrible time.May GOD bless you all. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-March 14, 2004

September 29, 2004

Rest in peace our hero, my thoughts and prayers are with your wife and children during this difficult time, my daughter and grandchildren are going through the same thing right now, my son in law was an officer also. Thank you for a job well done.

Penny McManama/ mother in law of fallen

September 29, 2004

Godspeed brother!

Trooper Mark Holthaus
Washington State Patrol

September 28, 2004

James, as you now know, Jesus Loves You, so do we.

John 3:16

Ret. Officer RB WAde
Richmond, VA Police

September 28, 2004

We heard of this tragic news while attending the 159th class at I.L.E.A. you will be missed and your honor along with all other fallen officers will be held in high reguard. Thank you for your service and inspiration.

Deputy Michael Heisinger
Johnson County Sheriff's Office(Indiana)

September 28, 2004

Thank you for your service. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

September 28, 2004

The community appreciates what you did. you will never be forgotten you will always be remembered for your bravery an courage. Rest in peace peace brother.

Officer P. Smith
Shallotte P.D. North Carolina

September 28, 2004

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

September 28, 2004

This time of the year is never for easy for my family because of the losses that we have encountered. Anytime that we lose an officer brings me to that nite four years ago and all the events that surrounded it when my brother Bill layed his life on the line. He, too, paid the Ultimate Sacrifice by giving his life to protect his community. It seems that it was only yesterday that Bill was killed but then seeing how much his little girls have grown proves to me that it was so long ago.

I am thinking and praying for your family as this hard time will continue. I know that Officer James Davis was greeted in heaven by his brothers who have also paid the Ultimate Sacrifice.

Indianapolis, IN

September 28, 2004

Officer Davis, Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You and your family are in my prayers. Rest Easy Brother !

Dep. Paul Sperandeo
Jefferson PArish Sheriffs Office, La.

September 28, 2004

We lost a brother but gained a new Angel to watch over us. God bless you, Brother in Blue.

Detective Luis Perez
Miami-Dade Police Dept. Fl.

September 28, 2004

To the Family of Officer Davis and the brothers and sisters in the Butler University PD, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Thank you Officer Davis, you will not be forgotten.

Officer II J. Pacheco
MD Transportation Authority Police

September 28, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Officer Davis. Godspeed brother, you will be missed.

Patrol Division
Logansport Police Dept.

September 27, 2004

The Oakland University Police Department extends it deepest sympathies to Officer Davis, his family, the Butler Police Department and the University Community.

...Your watch here is in peace...your sisters and brothers in blue will take it from here...

God are a Hero.

Officer J. Marthen
Oakland University Police Department, Michigan

September 27, 2004

THoughts and prayers go out to the Davis family.

Ptlm. James Kenna
University of Pittsburgh PD

September 27, 2004

Our department is sadden by the loss of Officer Davis. We will keep his family and coworkers in our thoughts and prayers.

Asst. chief of Police Debbie Perry
University of Tennessee-Knoxville PD

September 27, 2004

May God be with your family, friends and co-workers in their time of need. My prayers are with you.

Andie Watkins
Wife of Bmt Police Ofc Jerome Watkins

September 27, 2004

May your rest in peace brother !
Though I mark on duty, my calls unknown, I fear no evil, nor do I worry of my own safety, all of this I do for the citizens of my community.

Boone County Sheriff Dept. (INDIANA)

September 27, 2004

On behalf of the men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Industry Sheriff's Station, our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Davis. Having recently lost Deputy Mike Arruda (EOW 06-15-04), we know all too well the pain and reality of losing one of our own. Take comfort from knowing your law enforcement family grieves with you.

Rest in peace, hero.

Industry Sheriff's Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 27, 2004

James, I met you at the Indiana Law Enforcement Acadamy this year. I did not know you that well when we met but after talking with you about family and work I felt that we became friends. I am saddened by your sacrifice. You will be missed.
My condolences to your family, friends, and fellow Butler University Officers.
Your sacrafice is felt across the nation. Rest in peace brother.

Partolman James Lenox
Muncie Police Department

September 27, 2004

Officer Davis rest in peace, we'll take it from here....

Cpl Kenworthy
Mount Rainier Police

September 26, 2004

My sympathy and prayers go out to all the people that Officer James Davis left behind.
Nothing can replace your officer, but I pray that memories of happy times with him will help to ease the pain you're feeling now.
"One thing I know:the only ones who will be truly happy are those among you who have sought and found a way to serve." Albert Schweitzer
Surely Officer Davis had found his way to serve, and in doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice. He did not lose his life-he gave it in service to the community he swore an oath to serve.
"God Speed, Officer James L. Davis."
Rest easy, Brother, you will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Barbara L. Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept.

September 26, 2004

To the family, friends and co-workers of Ofc. Davis, my families prayers and thoughts are with you. Rest in Peace Ofc. Davis

Mark Miller
Newark DE PD

September 26, 2004

Our deepest condolences to the Family, friends and coworkers of Officer Davis

Newark NJ PD Auto Theft Task Force

September 26, 2004

God Bless

Officer K. E. Phelps
Clayton College & State University Police Dept Morrow, Georgia

September 26, 2004

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